Hi everyone! I’m Christina from Hungry Meets Healthy. I’m honored to say that our dear friend Brittany asked me to write a guest post for her while she is on vacation. I'm also a little jealous! I've been blogging and cooking for a few years, and thought I'd share with you my top kitchen essentials.
1. A food processor. Preferably one by Cuisinart or Kitchenaid. Both have been around for a while and have good reputations. Choosing between the two is just personal preference, much like choosing between a Nikon or Canon. Do your thing. I have the Kitchenaid 7-Cup food processor (Model # KFP715).
Some of my favorite things I make with my food processor are hummus,whipped banana “ice cream,” smoothies, and almond butter.
2. A Silpat non-stick bating mat.
The Silpat mat can be placed right over a pan before baking cookies or roasting veggies. Cookies slide right off and you don’t even have to use grease! I don’t know what I would do without this.
3. A good knife.
This past birthday I was given my first really good knife, a Shun Santoku knife. This baby is sharp. It cuts things so easily that I’m a bit intimidated using it.
4. A kitchen scale.
It measures in pounds, ounces, grams, and kilograms. It has a removable stainless steel platform and it small enough to sit on your countertop without getting in the way.
5. A cute apron!
Bonus Item #1: A good friend to assist.
Bonus Item #2: A good friend to provide the adult beverages.
Cooking is also much more fun when you have a friend with whom you can toast to life! Be careful not to drink too much during the process though – you want to remember what your dinner tastes like! :)
What are YOUR kitchen essentials?